The purpose of this post is to gather people together who want to implement a resource based economy, and make a plan of action as to how exactly we are going to get there. There are plenty of individuals out there who want to see a resource based economy come to fruition, but as of yet there are not many projects that actually have a workable plan that will take us to that particular destination. The goal of the Moneyless Society site and organization is to bring as many different people and projects together, under one roof, to collaborate and come to a consensus on some kind of “master plan”. I don’t have all the answers, and I don’t profess that the solutions that this site is offering are going to work for sure, but what I do know is there is strength in numbers, and what we need more [...]
It is difficult to talk about the benefits and implementation of a Moneyless Society without eventually referring to it’s Siamese Twin – a Resource Based Economy. For those of you who don’t know, and to clarify, we are not talking about the economy, defined by google, which is “the economy of a country whose gross national product or gross domestic product to a large extent comes from natural resources”. Just to clarify we’re talking about the one that is defined by Jacque Fresco, creator of The Venus Project, as ”a holistic socio-economic system in which all goods and services are available without the use of money, credits, barter or any other system of debt or servitude”.
Basically, a world without money, where everything is free, most everything is automated, and if you don’t want to – you don’t have to work.
Sounds like a lazy man’s world, right? Well, you [...]
Apparently, Google has an addiction. Not like the ones you or I may be suffering from, however. Google has to have it’s fix, and that fix is robotics companies. Google is buying up robotics companies like Donald Trump in a toupee factory.
And that is good news… I hope. In a moneyless society or resource-based economy, robots such as these would be worth their weight in gold (if gold would continue to be “worth” anything in a world without money, lol). I think it is a good idea for one company to purchase multiple companies that are pioneering fields like this, and bring them under one roof so they can consolidate and combine forces and technologies. But, what are their intentions? It can sound kind of ominous when one of the most successful and wealthiest technology-based companies in the world starts buying other companies that are receiving funding from DARPA, [...]
The subject of 3-D printing has been getting a lot of attention lately, and rightfully so. Three-dimensional printing opens up a whole new product class. A product that creates other products. Not only can this already being used by people to print such things as clocks, lamps, artwork, clothing, and even acoustic guitars, now it’s being scaled-up in an attempt to tackle the world’s shelter crisis. With an estimated 200 million homeless people worldwide and another 1 billion living in slums, the challenge has never been greater.
Obviously the potential is there for 3-D house printers, A.K.A. “Contour Crafting” to be an earth-changing machine and the implications in a moneyless society or resource based economy are tremendous. Contour Crafting would obviously be one of the tools that would lift us from our current age of hard labor and high building costs, to an age of structures that are quick to [...]
Below you will find an instructional video on how to build your own Berkey water filter for a fraction of the price. I will also list which products you need to buy on Amazon, and a comparison with several other products for you to choose from.
Bitcoin is a computer-based, decentralized crypto-currency, meaning no single entity or organization controls it. The basic idea for it was drafted back in 2009 by a developer going by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, who was just named person of the year by business insider. For the first couple of years it was generally only being used by computer programmers and crypto-currency specialists and went unheard-of by the majority of the world, but within the last couple of years it has taken off, seeing massive gains and several just-as-spectacular crashes, leaving many wondering about the legitimacy of the currency and exactly what problems it may be facing.
The concept of bitcoin is that it is a fast, cheap way of transferring money anywhere in the world, that circumvents the need to go through a third party, such as a bank or western union. The transactions go through within a few minutes [...]
While there is much debate on the best method that will actually be a catalyst and bring us from a monetary-based economy to a resource-based economy, the majority of participants seem to agree that some sort of production-based organization or company will be necessary, in order to produce income to acquire the resources that are initially needed to help the community become established and eventually grow to some sort of an influential size, to the goal of where it can be an example of what is possible with this type of economy. Being that the majority of labor in a resource-based economy is going to be performed by automated systems, it would make sense that the production focus of the enterprise dedicated to creating such an economy would concentrate on the production and implementation of various systems that would automate much of the labor processes that are now currently being [...]
One of the main objections I hear to a resource based economy is:
“People are always going to want to go out and eat. Nobody is going to want work in the restaurant industry or in other menial labor and make other people’s food if they don’t have to. Somebody is always going to have to cook and serve food for other people.”
For some reason it sounds vaguely similar to stories my father told me about how my grandfather, on multiple occasions, told my father that there will always be a necessity for milkmen to deliver people’s milk on a daily basis. Apparently his father had this notion that the milkman position was one that that was practically everlastingly in high demand and could be depended upon for stable income for decades into the future, simply because there was no other technology, that he knew of, or could even [...]
So here we are again, another Christmas season, another rampage of zombie-consumers, sleeping outside stores for $100 T.V.’s and the latest gadget that will most likely be obsolete by next Christmas. Everything is fine and dandy in the good ‘ol U.S.-of-A., right?
Well, maybe not so great, once you dive into the details -
Lets examine just a FEW of the issues going on at the moment (if we looked at them all this article would be a good bit longer) that may end up having disastrous effects on our economy within in the next year or so.
First of all, as most of you probably know by now, our national debt is the main problem that our economy needs to overcome, but at this point it seems that it has reached a point of no return, and a feedback loop may already have us in it death-grip (where [...]